Marinated Steak Bites are tender cubes of steak, perfectly marinated to bring out the most explosive and amazing flavor! I also have some other steak bites you could try, too!
Marinated Steak Bites
These steak bites will knock you straight in the taste buds. The marinade soaks into the steak so that every bite is just as amazing as the one before it. This recipe is about 2 steaks, which as an appetizer, feeds about 4 people. You don’t have to eat it as an appetizer though! If this is your whole meal, you better knock that down to just 2.
How to Marinate a Steak
The process of marinating steak does a couple of things. First, it adds a blast of flavor to the meat. Allowing the marinade mixture to soak into the meat and fat, gives it the chance to permeate the entire cut and ensure that each bite will be filled with layers of that amazing flavor. Second, it makes the meat more tender. Different cuts of meat have different degrees of toughness and marbling. Marbling in steak refers to the fat content. If you look closely, a well-marbled steak will have the streaky look of actual marble, and in my opinion, will taste better.
I have found that the optimal amount of time to allow a steak to marinade is about 30 minutes. However, I am one that likes to taste the flavor of the actual meat though. I want the flavor to have a chance to soak in, but without overpowering the natural flavor of the steak I am eating.
Marinated Steak Bites
- 16 ounces top sirloin or ribeye steak, cut into 1-inch cubes
- ½ cup soy sauce
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- ⅛ cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons dried basil
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Place all ingredients except the steak in a large bowl or ziplock bag. Stir to combine.
- Drop in steak pieces and seal (or cover bowl) for about 30 minutes. (I like it right at 15 minutes, but you can do as much as overnight)
- Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat. (You want it hot) Remove steak pieces from marinade and place in hot skillet. Discard remaining marinade.
- Cook for 1 minute then flip each piece and cook an additional minute. That is for medium steaks, so cook longer if you prefer yours well done.
- Serve hot.
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Tools used to make Marinated Steak Bites
The most important tool you will need for this recipe is a skillet. I like to use the biggest one I have which is a 12 inch cast iron skillet but you can get them even bigger. If you don’t have one that large, a smaller skillet will work similarly but you may need to cook the bites in small batches. They need a little space to cook evenly.
can I can you marinate steaknovernite?
Used coconut amino (in place of soy sauce) for lower sodium, but these are amazing!!
Can I put them in a foil packet and grill them?
It is too salty, but it has great flavor. I plan to adjust it by 1/8 cup of soy, 1/2 cup of olive oil, 1/3 cup of balsamic vinegar and removing the 1/2 teaspoon of salt. This should balance it out. I did, however, add the Italian Seasoning as someone suggested. Adds to the flavor.
I meant to say that I’d leave out the teaspoon of Salt.
This is a go-to recipe for us! My 6 year old requests this as his favorite meal for celebrations. I’m making it tonight to celebrate the first day of kindergarten!!
Thanks for sharing!!
Made this tonight and we used low sodium soya sauce and added a tbsp of Italian seasoning. Fantastic delicious!!!my husband and I loved this recipe. We served it with homemade tzatziki sauce.
Delicious!! But I eliminated salt. So I added cilantro in that. Perfectly taste!
We really enjoyed these but found them a little too salty as well. I even used low sodium soy sauce. I will make them again and leave out the 1 teaspoon of salt. Thank you for the recipe!
Just made these and wondering if I did not do something right. These were really salty.They took a lot
longer to cook than recipe stated.I cooked the bites in a cast iron skillet.Sorry ,but would not make these again. I even cooked them in batches.
I just made these and they were quick and easy! My only issue was they were pretty salty. I think next time i will try it with a low sodium soy sauce and see if that helps.
I made this just like the recipe except I used Bragg’s instead of soy sauce. I used top sirloin and it was the best steak I’ve ever made! And I’ve made a lot of steak. My whole family loved it! Thank you so much for the recipe!! It will be a regular meal I cook from now on.
What is Braggs?
Can I use chicken instead of beef ?
At a restaurant, I had Black & Blue Sirloin tips. They were kind enough to rattle the recipe off but, of course, I didn’t have a pen or paper. Would this marinade taste ok if I added blue cheese crumbles at the end!! Thanks.
I think it would taste amazing, but I love Blue Cheese!
Autumn Maring, Who are you? I see you replying to a lot of comments and questions. Are you related to Amanda or part of her blog? I am confused lol
Yes, I work with Amanda on the blog and get to be a part of all of this delicious food:)
Can you put these on a Traeger bbq and also smok them?